The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, Portland

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Admire The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, a sanctuary spanning several floors with a rock cave carved into the base of a cliff. A life-sized replica of Michelangelo's Pi├Ęta sits as a centerpiece in the cave's shrine. Set amidst 25 ha (62 ac) of botanical gardens, the tranquility of the 34 m (110 ft) grotto serves as a place for reflection away from downtown Portland. Visit the large meditation hall that occupies the main chamber, and enjoy impressive views from the cliff top overlooking the Columbia River Valley. Wander through well-groomed parks home to several chapels and statues. You can also explore hundreds of trails through nearby forests. Put The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother into our Portland holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Portland.
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  • This is a Catholic Servite site and restful in a modern city. Beautiful, a must see place for the faithful or the tired of heart, do enjoy.  more »
  • What a lovely setting, accommodating to visitors with disablibities, would recommed a visit next time in P;land  more »
  • I wish I had more time to visit so I could spend more time to pray there... Since the first I entered the area I could feel the soft breeze and peace especially when walking along the path that led to...  more »